Premier League

The Six Nations is the most exciting sport on the planet

18 February 2017 12:30

Perfection in sport: unattainable, but sometimes you can come close. Moments, people, actions you never tire of watching: Roger Federer’s…

Transfer deadline day is a countdown to zero and that’s what makes it great

31 August 2016 13:33

For football fans, today is a special day: it’s Transfer Deadline Day – a branded, almost to Hallmark levels, moniker.…

The return of football marks the return of normality

13 August 2016 9:11

With parliament in recess, silly season is in full swing. In fact, silly season would be an apt name for…

The Spectator podcast: Erdogan’s Europe

6 May 2016 16:54

To subscribe to The Spectator’s weekly podcast, for free, visit the iTunes store or click here for our RSS feed.…

Leicester City’s title win is the worst thing to have happened to football

3 May 2016 11:24

Jean-Philippe Toussaint, in his recent book Football, observes that the sport is ‘measured and appreciated’ in the imagination. Toussaint, an intellectually fanatical supporter…

The world will rejoice with Leicester City

2 May 2016 23:00

It’s one of the oldest stories of them all, deeply embedded in our nature and our culture. In some ways…

Football’s elite deserve the foulness of Fifa

3 June 2015 9:57

My favourite moment in the crisis engulfing football’s governing body, Fifa, came with the intervention of a man called Manuel…

Goodbye Alex Ferguson, and good riddance

8 May 2013 13:41

Over the next few days, we’ll all have to swallow gallons of journalistic effluvium about the great Alex Ferguson, who…